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Wednesday April 2, 2014Gators in the NBA

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The Spurs are set to take on the Warriors tonight at 8:30 p.m. but will most likely miss appearances from Matt Bonner for San Antonio and David Lee for Golden State as they are both dealing with minor injuries.†

 

Bradley Beal, Washington Wizards

Beal was a little limited last Thursday with a hip issue, scoring just seven points in a win over the Pacers. Beal connected on double-figures on both Saturday and Monday, hitting 14 versus Atlanta and 20 on 8-of-12 shooting in a loss to the Bobcats. The Wizards will host the Celtics tonight at 7 p.m.

 

Matt Bonner, San Antonio Spurs

After an MRI revealed a strain in his right calf, Bonner has sat out of the last six games for the Spurs. The nine-year NBA veteran is averaging 3.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg. The Spurs (58-16) have won 18 straight games will take on the Golden State tonight at 8:30 p.m.

 

Corey Brewer, Minnesota Timberwolves

Brewer posted 21 against the Nets on Sunday, his biggest output since mid-February, despite losing 114-99. Before Monday night, where he had just nine points, Brewer scored double-figures in five consecutive contests. He is averaging 11.8 ppg and 2.6 rpg.

 

Nick Calathes, Memphis Grizzles

Calathes scored nine points on Monday night against Denver, hitting 4-of-7 from the field. He is averaging 5.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 3.0 apg. The Grizzlies will battle Corey Brewer and Timberwolves tonight at 8 p.m.

 

Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

Haslem scored a season-high 17 points in 21 minutes of action last Friday as the Heat defeated the Pistons, 110-78. Haslem went 8-of-11 from the floor and also grabbed five boards. The Heat have won three straight and are set to play the Bucks tonight at 7:30 p.m.

 

Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks

Horford suffered a season-ending injury on Dec. 28 but remarkably still leads the Hawks in points, rebounds and blocks. The Hawks went were on a six game losing streak before picking up a victory over Philadelphia on Monday night.

 

David Lee, Golden State Warriors

Lee is dealing with a sore hamstring and is doubtful to play in tonightís contest against the Spurs. Lee hasnít seen action since Mar. 22 in a loss to San Antonio. He is averaging 18.5 ppg and 9.4 rpg.

 

Mike Miller, Memphis Grizzlies

Dropping 12 points on Sunday, Miller went 5-of-9 from the field including 2-of-5 from long range. Miller also grabbed five boards and dished two assists. He is averaging 6.9 ppg, 2.5 rpg and 1.6 apg.

 

Erik Murphy, Chicago Bulls

Murphy hasnít seen court time since Mar. 16 against the Rockets when he played two minutes with two points. The Bulls will take on Atlanta tonight at 7:30 p.m.

 

Joakim Noah, Chicago Bulls

Impressing on a night-in, night-out basis, Noah continues to average a double-double with 12.5 ppg and 11.1 rpg. He has put up double-figures in seven consecutive match-ups while also managing to lead the Bulls in assists (5.2). The Bulls are coming off back-to-back wins over the Celtics where Noah had 13 and 19 respectively.

 

Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets

Parsons is averaging 16.2 ppg, 5.6 rpg and 4.0 apg, putting double-digits in the last six games for the Rockets. Parsons had 28 on 9-of-19 shooting in a loss to the Clippers on Saturday and had 16 points in a loss to the Nets last night. The Rockets will face Toronto tonight at 7 p.m.

 

Marreese Speights, Golden State Warriors

Speights had his best outing since February on Friday when he posted 15 points on a 7-of-9 effort to help lead Golden State to a win over Memphis. Last night, Speights had eight points in a win over Dallas and is averaging 5.9 ppg and 3.4 rpg.

 

 

 

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